r/features Jul 01 '20

/r/features

609 Upvotes

You may not have known this, but /r/features is in fact the second subreddit ever made (after /r/nsfw). It was created on February 19th, 2006 at 1:55 by /u/kn0thing, a co-founder of reddit. Unusually, it seems that /u/kn0thing was added as the creator of the subreddit manually, as subreddit creators wouldn't be listed on their sidebars until several years later.

The original purpose of /r/features was for users to request features and for reddit to get feedback on potential features. The first ever feature post was made by /u/spez about 25 seconds after the subreddit was created, and it was about hashtags. You may notice that the url this post links to is a little strange; this is what a self post used to look like. At the time there were no text posts, but reddit was slow enough that it was feasible for a user to guess what the id of their post would be, and have their post link to its own comment section. This is why they're called "self" posts; they link to themselves.

The time of /r/features was a better time. Back then, reddit's most important rule was not essentially "adhere to the dominant ideology of neoliberalism so that it's easier for us to find advertisers". The owners of the site interacted with users in ways that didn't involve shoving their feet in their mouths with clarifications that it's okay to promote hate against "people who are in the majority". It was a better time for the internet in general, but sadly that time is gone. This subreddit serves as a very small, mostly insignificant archive of it.

There might be issues with posts showing up due to a reddit bug/feature that I might have to work around. If I can't get more posts to show up I'll just compile them all into a catalogue and sticky it. If I said anything historically incorrect in this post, let me know so I can fix it.


r/features Jan 19 '08

tags instead of categories (aka 'subreddits') - each tag costs the tagger 1 karma

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r/features Jan 19 '08

food.reddit.com - a reddit devoted to food

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2 Upvotes

r/features Jan 17 '08

give me a share of reddit's ad-revenue ... proportional to (my karma/everyone's karma)

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4 Upvotes

r/features Jan 14 '08

Consider this: What about ___.reddit.com?

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7 Upvotes

r/features Jan 14 '08

I want to be able to add reddit comments to may "saved" tab.

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2 Upvotes

r/features Dec 23 '07

Track what I click on (not just vote on), devalue votes on links I don't click, turn links I click purple on every machine I use

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2 Upvotes

r/features Dec 08 '07

Lock out people from downvoting submissions for X minutes after a submission

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2 Upvotes

r/features Dec 07 '07

A place for meta-discussion of voting, like the "discuss" page on wiki. That would maybe help the useful comment ratio.

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1 Upvotes

r/features Dec 05 '07

History of the frontpage: "What was on the frontpage yesterday?"

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2 Upvotes

r/features Dec 05 '07

What happened to automatically-upticking of duplicate submitted links?

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1 Upvotes

r/features Dec 04 '07

An economics subreddit.

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6 Upvotes

r/features Dec 04 '07

"Delay post" for those times when you have an interesting link but know nobody will see it if you post it then

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3 Upvotes

r/features Nov 30 '07

Submission similarity guarding (replaces submission link comparison)

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1 Upvotes

r/features Nov 25 '07

Requesting a main page RSS feed that allows you to hide subreddits the way you can hide them on the main site

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2 Upvotes

r/features Nov 21 '07

Dear reddit: can we have a yro.reddit.com where we can post big media, privacy and other online abuse-related topics?

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6 Upvotes

r/features Nov 11 '07

The ability to add some personal information to your user page.

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7 Upvotes

r/features Nov 08 '07

instead of subreddits for communities, leverage people's existing social networks to augment their recommended page

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3 Upvotes

r/features Oct 30 '07

How about a feature that shows how high a story reaches on the front page, even if it doesn't reach the #1 spot? Maybe something subtle, under the details tab, like this:

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r/features Oct 29 '07

Ability to suggest replacement/addendum to submitter's title

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r/features Oct 25 '07

Send a message to me when a parent comment is edited

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3 Upvotes

r/features Oct 25 '07

Add history feature for edited comments

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1 Upvotes

r/features Oct 23 '07

Too much escaping in <title>

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r/features Oct 22 '07

Replace (c) with symbol

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8 Upvotes

r/features Oct 22 '07

Please don't activate the red envelope icon when the only reply is my reply to my own comment!

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3 Upvotes

r/features Oct 18 '07

Re-enstate 'Open in separate tab/window" -- There used to be and option for this, now Reddit seems inconsistant, sometimes opening over the current, other time in a separate

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